In a fundraiser for the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra, The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is hosting RoseBud's Dance Band on Saturday.
Gates open at 4 p.m. with dance music from 5-7:30 p.m. The public is invited to bring a picnic dinner and lawn chairs. A dance floor will be provided for those with dancing shoes. Beer, wine, sodas, and desserts will be available for purchase.
Since parking is limited to 50 cars, pre-event tickets cost $25 per car, and are available at Joyce's Fine Jewelry, Battle Born Wine, Plant It Nursery, and The Entertainer.
For more information, contact Margaret Biggs at (775) 843-0830.
RoseBud's Dance Band formed about two years ago, as an affiliate of the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra, meeting in Rich Sheldrew's garage with RoseBud looking on (RoseBud is the Sheldrew's rescue burro). There are about 20 musicians, some of whom play in the orchestra. Conductor Liz Eubanks says the band plays mostly big band era dance, jazz, and swing with some modern pieces.
The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is the Reno-Tahoe winner of travelnevada.com's 2012 "Discover Your Nevada" contest. The site preserves the home of Heinrich F. Dangberg and his descendants. The Dangbergs were a prominent ranching family in Carson Valley history and founded Minden in 1905. The site includes eight historic structures built between 1857 and 1917, along with a collection of 39,000 artifacts, documents and photographs acquired and used by the Dangberg. Programs include tours, exhibits, and other public event. The park is operated by Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, in cooperation with Douglas County. For more information about the Home Ranch, contact Mark Jensen at 783-9417.